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- 500 USMLE type questions and answers
- What you really need to know for exam success
- Detailed explanations for right and wrong answers
- Tested and reviewed by students who recently passed their exams
Each PreTest™ Self-Assessment and Review is designed to allow allopathic and osteopathic medical students, as well as international medical graduates, a comprehensive and convenient way to assess and review their knowledge of a particular medical science, in this instance, physiology. The 500 questions have been organized to parallel the Content Outline for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE™ ) Step 1 (http://www.usmle.org/Examinations/step1/step1_content.html). By familiarizing yourself with the Step 1 Content Outline, you will get a more accurate idea of the subject areas covered in each section. For example, acid-base and electrolyte balance and high-altitude physiology are topics covered under General Principles: Multisystem Processes and oxygen and carbon dioxide transport are covered in the chapter on the Physiology of the Hematopoietic and Lymphoreticular Systems, rather than under Renal or Respiratory Physiology, respectively, where you likely learned them during your medical school education. In addition to guiding your preparation for Step 1, the value of organizing the questions according to the Step 1 Content Outline is that the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) score reports that are given to each examinee provide relative performance in each of the various areas tested by the USMLE Step 1. Thus, when you eventually find out how you performed in each category, you will have a more accurate understanding of your areas of strength and weakness.
Physiology: PreTest™ has been updated to include more two-step questions that require test-takers to not only make a diagnosis based on the clinical vignette presented, but also demonstrate their knowledge of the physiology/pathophysiology of the disorder. In this way, the questions in Physiology PreTest™ more closely parallel the length and the degree of difficulty of the questions that you should expect to find on the USMLE Step 1.
Physiology: PreTest™ will also be a valuable resource for osteopathic medical students studying for the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)-USA. Similar to Step 1 of the USMLE, Level 1 of the COMLEX-USA, administered by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc., emphasizes an understanding of the basic science mechanisms underlying health and disease, and is constructed with clinical presentations in the context of medical problem solving (http://www.nbome.org).
Each question in Physiology: PreTest™ is followed by multiple answer options. For each question, select the one best answer from the choices given. The Question section of each chapter is followed by an Answers section that provides the correct answer for each question, along with an explanation. The explanation provides the reason why the correct answer is correct and, in most cases, the reasons why the wrong answers are wrong. The explanations also provide additional information relevant to the clinical vignette and its underlying basic and clinical science. The references accompanying each question are from excellent physiology, pathophysiology, internal medicine, and Step 1 preparation textbooks. Step 1 is the first of three exams required for medical licensure in the United States. Although it is a test that examines knowledge of the basic sciences, the expectation is that you can apply the basic knowledge in clinical problem solving. By using clinical vignettes and clinical reference texts, our hope is that your preparation for the USMLE Step 1 (and/or COMLEX-USA Level 1) will also serve to enhance your ability to function competently in the clinical environment. The material in the referenced pages will provide a more expansive description of the subject matter covered by the question.
One effective way to use the PreTest™ is to use it as a review for each topic area. Start by reading the High-Yield Facts on a selected topic found at the beginning of the book. The High-Yield Facts are not meant to be a complete list of all of the important facts, concepts, and equations necessary for understanding physiology. Those that are included, however, offer a solid foundation and should be included in your review of physiology in preparation for a class test or for the USMLE Step 1. Once you’ve completed your reading on a topic, answer the questions for that chapter. As you check your answers, be sure to read the explanations, as they are designed to reinforce and expand on the material covered by the questions. If you are still unsure of why the correct answer is correct, you should also read the referenced text pages. PreTest™ can also be used as a practice testing session. Set aside two-and-a-half hours, and answer 150 of the questions, writing the answers on a separate sheet of paper. Once you have completed all 150, then you can go back and compare your answers to the ones provided in the book. This exercise will help you assess your level of competence and confidence prior to taking the USMLE Step 1. Whichever way you use PreTest™ , an important part of your review can be found in the explanations.
We wish you the very best on your examination, your clinical training, and your medical career. Keep in mind that there is a PreTest™ available for the other basic sciences, as well as in each of the required clinical disciplines, so you are encouraged to make the PreTest™ series your review books of choice throughout the preclinical and clinical portions of the medical school curriculum, as well as during your preparation for Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) of the USMLE or for the COMLEXUSA Level 1 and Level 2-Cognitive Evaluation (CE).
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